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Reindl, Travis – College and University, 2005
With a great deal of fanfare, the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education released its national higher education report card, "Measuring Up 2004," in mid-September. The report, the third in a biennial series, issues grades to the 50 states in five primary categories: (1) Preparation: How well are young people in high school being…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Assessment, Government Publications, College Preparation
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Reindl, Travis – College and University, 2005
In May 2004, Colorado Governor Bill Owens signed Senate Bill 189 into law, essentially transforming how public higher education is funded in that state. The measure, the first of its kind in the nation, changes the flow of state appropriations from the traditional enrollment-based black grant to institutions into two more market-based streams: (1)…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Educational Vouchers, Tuition
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Reindl, Travis – College and University, 2005
Few phenomena in recent history have generated investment, debate, and analysis as online/e-learning. Whether by Internet, video network, or other means, online course and program delivery has been heralded--and dismissed--as a vehicle for revolutionizing teaching and learning in higher education. However, after about a decade of start-ups,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Socioeconomic Influences
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Reindl, Travis – College and University, 2004
Anyone can observe that rising social and political divisions have found their way onto the nation's campuses. In fact, the intensity of debates over issues such as war and peace, homosexuality, and affirmative action have transformed campuses--the marketplace of ideas--into an ideological battleground, with heated rhetoric in lecture halls and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Debate, Freedom of Speech, Civil Rights
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Reindl, Travis – College and University, 2004
As the economic and social capital of higher education continue to rise, so too does interest in how the public views colleges and universities and the policies affecting them. A number of organizations have recently put a finger on the public pulse, asking about access, prices, priorities, and a host of other issues. One series of polls in…
Descriptors: Public Opinion, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Surveys